Italian Open: Johanna Konta beaten by Venus Williams in last 16

Johanna Konta

British number one Johanna Konta lost to Venus Williams in the last 16 of the Italian Open in Rome.

The 26-year-old world number six recovered from a set down to level but American Williams, 36, dominated the final set to win 6-1 3-6 6-1.

Williams, who has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, faces Julia Gorges or Garbine Muguruza in the quarter-finals.

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